Wandering: Heart of Egypt
It still feels nothing short of surreal to have walked on my own two bare feet amongst the sacred, magical and mysterious lands of one of the most advanced civilisations to have existed on Earth, ancient Egypt.
One of the ancient sites on it's own would be enough to travel half way around the world to see, but it's an absolute visual gold mine across the whole country with the city of Luxor alone being home to 1/3 of the whole entire worlds ancient monuments within its perimeters, most famous amongst being the Valley Of The Kings. And of course you simply can't go past the colossal creations of The Pyramids Of Giza. No matter how many photos you've seen of them on the internet over the years they just don't do the sheer size justice once you're standing at the bottom of them, and the silence of such a large structure when you're inside the chambers.
The people of Egypt are some of the most loving, friendly people I've ever met... Always willing to offer assistance if you needed a hand getting anywhere, ordering food, accommodation. There wasn't one single moment where I feared for the safety of myself and others I was with and felt very at home amongst the streets, desert, and monuments.
If you have ever thought of travelling to destinations such as Egypt or the Middle East, we say go for it. These places in the centre of the world and are like no other. You will grow as a person, be a part of some of the oldest cultures in the world, and enjoy the beauty we all share in.
Photos & text by Josh Hedge
Cait Provan and Josh Hedge wearing Tree of Life clothing and accessories